About Aging Gracefully

One sure thing in our life that brings inevitable changes to our bodies, thoughts, emotions, relationships, and others is aging. Growing old may be a source of anxiety for many, but I think that it can also be a wonderful thing. I turned 40 this year, and I’m proud to say that I’ve never lied about my age, even when I know that I’m with a group of people younger than I am. I don’t have any spectacular achievement, but I’m happy with what I have. I have my own flaws, but I believe I’m wiser about life. And I laugh a whole lot more these days. Maybe this is the start of what they’re saying as “growing old gracefully.” But author Rhoda Curtis, a 93-year old woman, has a better way of putting it: “growing old comfortably.” I love her perspective on aging, and I think I’ll keep it in mind in my next 50 years or however long the Lord wills. Read her article entitled Aging Gracefully: Why Getting Old Is A Lot Like Being Young on The Huffington Post to see what I mean.

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